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Windows 7: I want to make my D drive the boot/operating system drive

14 Feb 2011   #11

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OS back in C drive. Now I want my user profile on D.

Here is what I did. After installing windows 7 I simply changed the profiles directory in the registry to D:\Users instead of C and then created my primary user profile and deleted the dummy profile on c created after install. Is there any reason this method wouldnt work? Any Conflicts wtih having app data etc stored on d instead of c? So far it seems to work fine

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14 Feb 2011   #12
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 I want to make my D drive the boot/operating system drive

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